On May 5th, 2017, Crop Enhancement CEO Kevin Chen spoke about innovation in global markets at the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference in Mountain View, CA.
Now in its fourth year, the conference drew over 500 investors, entrepreneurs and customers focused on solving the most pressing challenges in agriculture.
Kevin spoke about Crop Enhancement’s CropCoat® technology which helps farmers reduce crop loss by protecting crops with a nontoxic, microscopic coating to leaves, stems and fruit. Early field trials in Indonesia, China, and the United States show that CropCoat can increase yields and reduce pesticide applications on crops including cacao and citrus.
“We’re committed to helping farmers improve their profitability while reducing their use of toxic chemicals. New pest control products must be environmentally conscious, affordable, effective, and easy to use.”
Kevin Chen, PhD
CEO, Crop Enhancement
Panelists agreed that local partnerships and relationships are critical to increasing adoption rates for new agricultural technologies. Often, the success of a new product boils down to relationships with growers.
Investors at the conference spoke about the breadth of new agriculture technologies entering the market (from pest & disease management to robotic hardware to data aggregation to genome editing) as entrepreneurs continue to bring new and useful solutions that help farmers around the world enhance their businesses.
We thank the organizers at the RoyseLaw AgTech Innovation Network for the opportunity to speak at the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference and plan to return next year.